2014 CHOW Holiday Gift Guide

A reaction to all the flimsy Hawthorne strainers out there, this one is wider, made from thick, solid metal, and with holes that allow for split pours. You can keep the “gate” open or closed, and the tight coil nearly eliminates the need for fine straining. Fits most mixing glasses and tins.
Koriko Hawthorne Strainer, Copper Plated, $22.95

CHOW Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Cookbooks